Arctic journeys: a history of exploration for the Northwest Passage
Account of the two millenia of Arctic exploration by the Norse, Irish, Iberians, Germans, Danes, British, French and Americans searching for the Northwest Passage and North Pole, by sea, air and submarine. Includes chronology of journeys to Arctic America from 320 B.C. to 1981/1982.
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The PreNorse Explorations
The Norse Voyages
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Admiralty Alaska American Amundsen April Arctic exploration arrived ashore attempt August Baffin Bay Baffin Island Balchen Beechey Island boats Cape Captain coast of Greenland command Cook Coppermine crew crossed DeLong departed depot Discovery dispatched drift east effort Ellesmere Island encountered Eskimos Etah eventually Farley Mowat finally Franklin expedition French Greely Greenland Greenland coast Hall Hayes Hecla Hudson Bay Hudson Strait Hudson's Bay Company ice-pack Iceland James journey Kane Basin Lady Franklin Bay Lancaster Sound land later located Mackenzie McClintock McClure Melville Sound miles months Nansen natives Newfoundland North Pole northern Northwest Passage open water overland Parry party Peary Peary's Peninsula POLAR EXPLORATION Prince Regent Inlet Radisson reached region Repulse Bay rescue returned to England River route Sabine sailed September ship shore Sir John sledge Smith Sound Spitsbergen Stefansson summer supplies survivors Sverdrup thereafter tion trip vessel voyage whaling winter